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Rescue and death on Mt. Shasta

The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a climber just before 7:00 p.m.

Posted: Sep 28, 2020 11:29 PM

SISKIYOU COUNTY, Calif. - A hike on Mt. Shasta has ended in death. The Siskiyou County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call from a climber on Mt. Shasta just before 7:00 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 26.

The woman reported her boyfriend had fallen down an embankment and was injured.

The 911 call provided the location on the north face of Mt. Shasta at approximately the 11,000-foot level.

The Sheriff's Office Search and Rescue coordinator Deputy Mike Burns began organizing a rescue effort including a Blackhawk helicopter from the California Army National Guard.

At 11:00 pm on Saturday, the crew of "Sparton 409" was able to airlift the hiker, Chelsey Klein of San Diego, off the mountain safely to a local hospital for treatment.

They were unable to locate the male hiker, Jeffrey Sutton of San Diego, 35 and two USFS climbing rangers were transported into the area to search. Additional ground rescuers from the U.S. Forest Service, Siskiyou County Search and Rescue, and Jackson County Search and Rescue also hiked into the area.

Unfortunately, Sunday about 8:00 a.m. Sutton was found deceased.

Undersheriff Karl G. Houtman thanked the 'Sparton 409" crew members CW4 Brockly, CW3 Digre, Crew Chief Sgt. Villarreal and Para Jumpers Woodward and Hofius for the safe rescue of Klein.

Houtman also thanked the Jackson County and Siskiyou County Search and Rescue members for assisting in the search, USFS Climbing Rangers Moore and Sorenson for locating Mr. Sutton, and the crew of CHP "H-14" for the recovery of Mr. Sutton".

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